Village of Lawrence, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lawrence 4-8-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boats — See Ch. 65.
Parks — See Ch. 140.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 144.

§ 60-1 Consumption and open bottles in public places.

It shall be unlawful and illegal for any person to drink or consume liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages or to have in his possession, carry or transport any open bottle or open container containing liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverage in or on any public highway, street, sidewalk, parking lot, public park or other place within the Village of Lawrence.

§ 60-2 Presumptive evidence of possession in vehicles.

An open bottle or open container in any vehicle while in or on any public highway, street, sidewalk, parking lot, public park or other public place shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in possession of all occupants thereof.

§ 60-3 Presumptive evidence of nature of beverage.

The label, tag or marking of any such open bottle or container which indicates that a quantity of alcohol is contained therein shall be presumptive evidence of the liquor, wine, beer or beverage.

§ 60-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 4-13-1988 by L.L. No. 5-1988; amended 9-11-2002 by L.L. No. 5-2002]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine up to a maximum of $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.